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Biosensor detects foodborne pathogen

27 October, 2004

A team of food scientists at Purdue University has developed a sensor that can detect the potentially deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in less than 24 hours at concentrations as low as 1000 cells per millilitre of fluid. The sensor is also selective enough to recognise only the species monocytogenes.

The easy guide to pH measurement

06 October, 2004

The measurement and control of pH is instrumental in many processes throughout the food industry. Getting the best from pH equipment requires consideration of a range of factors to achieve optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness

Evaluation of handwashing efficiency

06 September, 2004 by Dr Nerys Bennion, Snr Project Scientist, Biotrace International

The importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infection is well documented particularly in the healthcare sector, but there is also a growing awareness of its relevance to food handlers

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